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, and they will find if there's any number in the u.s. that's been contacted by that number overseas, then they can go to that number, and be they can call what's called a hop, then they go to the phone numbers that that number has been in contact with here in the u.s. to see what the background is, to see if there's any other indicia of evidence and the individuals involved.
to and stick with this and let us to invent it, recognizing there would be mistakes along the way and what ever. i think it is a really cool story of creation.
global exchange and has been using her life for questioning and challenging some assumptions on the policies of government her book, "drone warfare: killing by remote control." she has use as possible use of the book for other reasons you can relate to your home. this book is full first-person reporting and some of her travels are included to afghanistan and pakistan. regular sponsored research and some other sources paint a picture of where the drone use has grown to today. i would like to open with the question about what you can find when you started this and how do you characterize this piece of work? >> good afternoon, everybody. thank you. i started this work approximately 15 years ago and i wrote this book because i had been very closely watching the evolution of the u.s. response to 9/11. oh government reports of bombs are true because i remember looking at the television and watching them in thinking that this technology is amazing and frightening. frightening and awesome and all inspiring all at once. it gives us the ability to pinpoint targets with laser like preci
the canals to bring the water to us, we wouldn't be but this is a desert. there would be a few people here but not all of us certainly. the great megalopolis grown here in phoenix and los angeles, all of those areas wouldn't have the growth that has if we don't pay attention to the importance of using the river anymore sustainable way. that's been huge challenge and a look at 100 years of a rivers history, and i've only seen some real hope towards the end of that 100 years, and beyond, and the 21st century where starting to pay attention of a crisis before we look for reasonable solution. but looking at the whole picture, looking at the whole picture of the river helps us understand yes, why we exist the way we do here in the southwest. it also helps us understand the role of rivers surface water in arid regions, and other parts of the world. but it also gives us a larger picture, a piece of a larger picture of how humans relate to the environment and the stresses and strains that come along with it or the political fights that hamper, creating a sustainable relationship, all of the barrie
interesting. [applause] >> thank you. >> we would like to hear from you. tweet us your feedback, >> next on booktv from the 2013 harlem book fair, a conversation about drug use and laws between e. r. shipp, pulitzer prize-winning columnist and journalist in residence at morgan state university and carl hart, author of "high price: a neuroscientist's journey of self-discovery that challenges everything you know about drugs and society." this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> hello everybody. applaud not. >> -- [applause] >> okay, is everybody hearing me? hi, how are you? dr. hart, you are laying a really heavy want honesty with this book "high price." there's lots i want to talk to you about, and hopefully raise some issues that people in the audience are also three is about. let me start with the title itself. what is the high-priced to which you refer? who is paying that price? >> first of all i want to say thank you all for coming out. i know you'll could be due -- you could be doing something else on this hot day in new york so thank you all for joining us. so,
solely about deterring and degrading the future use of chemical weapons by the syrian regime. full stop, an end of story and if we were aware of large-scale use of chemical weapons by the opposition i would be making the same argument and the same recommendations. .. let me turn -- i'm going to make sol progress, as i said, the second part of my speech is deal with the action motion. i want to address those and take more interventions. whatever disagreement will there other over the complex in syria. i -- the world came together to agree in 1925 treaty and outlaw the use of chemical weapons. international law since that time reflected a determination the event of the war should never be repeated. it put a like in the sand. whatever happens the weapons must not be used. they have crossed the line, in my view, and there should be consequence. it's the first use of chemical weapons this century. for at least 100 years. interfering in another country's affairs should be undertaken except for the most exceptional circumstance. it is must be a humanitarian catastrophe and a last result.
collection of conspiracy theories in the u.s. from the colonial era to the war on terror in "the united states of paranoia: a spear si theory." in the great dissent, how oliver wendell homes changed his mind, thomas healey, a law professor at seton hall university, reconstructs the debate from an opponent of free speech to a supporter. christina hoff summer, a resident scholar at the american enterprise institute, argues that society has shifted so much attention to females in the academics it's caused males to fall behind in "the war against boys: how misguided policies are harming our men." jonathan schwartz, professor emeritus of political science at the university of arizona, argues that republicans and democrats have drifted from the common ideologies of freedom and equality that the majority of americans agree with in "common credo." and in "the people's advocate," constitutional trial attorney jan dell sheehan re-- daniel sheehan refounts his roles in the watergate case. look for these titles in bookstores this coming week and watch for the authors in the near future on bo
publishers annual trade show in new york city. joining us now where is the well-known best-selling author who's written over 20 books, biographies on james monroe, patrick henry and his latest book called mr. president george washington and the making of the nation's highest office. what did you discover new about george washington and this biography? >> the constitution had executive power in a president of the united states, but it failed to disclose what those powers were to visit and it didn't even tell the president how to use them. it told them simply that he was to execute the office of the president. what does that mean? it means nothing today. it meant nothing then and that is what the framers wanted. they had lived for years under an absolute monarchies in indolent and under the tyranny of that malarkey and they were not about to recreate the rtc they created a figurehead in the first president of taking the oath of office was to be just that and george washington and penn the commander-in-chief of the revolutionary army army that defeated the world's most powerful army on earth and
of patients using drivingy rooms in america are utilization. at the medicaid -- you leave a message no one calls you back. there are no appointment available. that's before the expansion. it's going get even worse as time goes forward. it's mapping out the claims on a map five years of data mapping out the home address of every resident and this is only nine square miles a small community. 6% of the city blocks are 10% of the line mass, 18% of the patients, 27% of the visits and 37% of the cost. it's just theroom room and hospital care. all over america they are living collected in buildings. many of which you are funding through state funds and federal funds. these are the two most expensive in the city. these are beautiful buildings with great management. 600 parents who are mostly dual eligible. these are disabled seniorsed at $12 million in payment for the care to go bark over and over to the hospital. the building at the bottom. 300 patients a nursing home 300 patients had 15 million in payment to got hospital. we have mapped out data all over the cub now and found the same pattern
we have a text in epidemic. how can we use the recent sensors and mapping and technologies that are available in robotics to have the car drive itself? that is moonshot thinking. maybe you can't get their right away. you have a mercury mission and then jim and i and apollo. it's about a year. this is the prototype, isabel for the glass designer. by the way for the prototype, the first prototype they built they did it not in a month but a year-and-a-half they put it together. why couldn't school be like that, but set apart and do the design thinking then we start projects and businesses? we think 10x better, not 10%. when we are working with something two-thirds what can i do to move forward in what is the critique? a third, yes. this is a place we just wanted people to celebrate moonshot thinking. also looking more historical yet who already made it but let's celebrate the people taking decrease the risk. hear the proposals and help them to try to move the world for word and moonshot radical proposals. last i guess i would end on - it's so important to help kids find their
forces or which is a little bit different than it used to be and what people realize they are. i want to do so speakers in a moment that a quick thing about what we are going to do today. we are going to have bradley. >> first and mark lomax will talk about the issue and plenty of time for q&a with you all. they also want to note on the cato affiliated web site police we have a rainman -- map that goes through the instances in the details of the story in an ongoing resource for anyone interested in this topic which i think it's all of you. let me briefly introduce her speakers and we will get started. radley balko is the investigator reported for the helping "huffington post" helping of postbreakup or civil liberties in the criminal justice system and he is a former senior editor for reason magazine and his work has been cited by the supreme court. his writing is cited as an excerpt of the mississippi seizing supreme court and has had a direct impact. mark lomax is effective after the national technical association data previously worked in liberia west africa is a prog
. so you have to make every possible effort for every possible child so that they can help us fix the mess we left. we have left them a huge problem . we don't have enough time ourselves. they have to come along. we're giving them a huge burden. as seen in to help us save us in themselves. so i hope that the adults can to keep to that. of course it is hopeful that people like the pentagon and we have shown the phone with the united nations, looking into it. we are about done for the evening. we want to thank you and park roads books here for having me. the documentary. my literary agent. for making this possible think you for coming. i appreciated. [applause] update. >> visit to watch any of the programs you see here on line. type the author or book title in the search bar on the upper left side of the page and click search. you can also share anything ec easily by clicking share of the upper left side of the page and selecting the format. book tv strains live for 48 hours every weekend with top nonfiction books and authors. >> a panel on civil liberties and
foreign relations hearing that looks at way to improve security at u.s. embassy overseas. and governors from as cro the country meet in milwaukee for the official national governor association summer meeting. >>> today the state department issued world wide travel alert focused on regions in the middle east and north africa after the department received information that al qaeda could be planning attacks throughout the month of august. as precaution they announce they would be closing as many as 21 embassy and consulate in countries such as iran, egypt, libya, afghanistan, and yemen effected sunday. it remains in effect until the end of the month. a few weeks ago the was a tounge of hearing on capitol hill. the state department's head of diplomatic security was among the witnesses taking questions about measures congress and the state department could take in insuring safety of -- it's less than an hour and a half. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >>> the the hearing will come to order. today our real focus is ensuring a security of our missions abroad and the safety
experience, that is great. but our industry changes so quickly that almost none of us have done anything like this before. so it's all new. so i ask people how they would handle specific situations and we are looking for flexibility. and we are looking for the skills of a can adapt. one of the things we are looking for is at a meeting that we, a lot of them were mbas and than they had been asking about their career path and that was a very good set of advice. because they were saying that we won't see fleshless. >> people would call me up and say i am a vp now and i need to be a senior vice president for chief operating officer or whatever your company. and i would say so all the people actually showed up and said, how could i help. >> there were a lot of people that turned us down in our early days. >> they still remember. i was offered jobs with more senior titles. but the google job was way better job. even when i went to facebook. it would've been ceo of the things that i did. i came into work with mark. titles don't always matter as much. you to focus on that. >> he shifted to new compan
. and philip agnew protested and picketed and marched with us then over ten years ago, reverend. >> he was brilliant. >> and he's leading the sit in movement now. you get started at the right time. >> let my say something else about the student plus loan. it's 28,000 students kicked out of school not 16. to be accurate. the historical black president and the congressional black caucus have been working with the department of education and an knee duncan. arne duncan. let me tell you something, we proven as a people we can elect people. we have to make them accountable. it's no reason, no reason whatsoever this plus loan maybe you don't understand it. i am a parent. i have a credit card in sixty days behind. so i'm going to cut off the student loan. that -- that dog don't hunt. [applause] and the worst time in the history of the united states they have put out. they told the students in september students in school that they was put out of school because they didn't have the fund. that was your department of education arne duncan. understand that. >> because we've been with a few things
. that conflict has already brought so much terrible suffering. this is about the large-scale indiscriminate use of weapons that the civilized world long ago decided must never be used at all. conviction shared even by countries that agree on little else. there is a clear reason that the world has banned entirely the use of chemical weapons. there is a reason the international community has set a clear standard and why many countries have taken me just apps to eradicate these weapons. there was a reason why president obama has made it such a priority to stop the proliferation of these weapons and lock them down where they do exist. there is a reason why president obama has made clear to the outside regime that this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. and there is a reason why no matter what you believe about syria all peoples, though all nations who believe in the cause of our common humanity must stand up to assure that there is accountability in the use of chemical weapons so that it never happens again. >> the building of human rights would be one of the foundations on
of life that old religion did so beautifully for us. one of the good people i interviewed for the book said the purpose of religion is to guide to the living through the experience of death and i think we need to recreate some of those rituals because giving my father last rites was immediately relieving of my anxiety and suffering. it helped me know that i had left my father and wherever he was going, whatever form it would take i felt i had done the right thing and i was being reassured by an ancient tradition that was there to do exactly what that volunteer chaplain was doing for me. >> were you able to aggregate how much the u.s. spends in taxpayer dollars on end of life care? was that easy to find? >> it was not easy to find the right statistic. there are a lot of wrong statistics floating out there but the reality is a quarter of what medicare spends is spent on the last year of life so when you consider people may be in medicare 20 or 30 years that is an extraordinary imbalance and it shows something majorly wrong with our decisionmaking get the end of life. >> this is a preview
as they are coming anyone who has the sliders, tell us about your relationship. for a long time. tell us how that started and then the life span and have a book about. >> the book took seven years to write. our conversation goes back more than 20. i was on an assignment for a new york magazine. ted had recently arrived in montana, cowboy country. he booted all of the cattle off and raised this turn of those people on a.m. radio. [laughter] and that other network we won't mention tonight. i arrived out there. ted strolled into the room. he was a swagger. at the top of his game. i was a little bit intimidated, not quite as intimidated -- i am not intimidated now, but i was then. and he looked me over and told me that i had 20 minutes for an interview that i thought would last an hour. after sizing me happy is added to give me more time. so that conversation as continued to play out, and i was particularly intrigued at the time of what he wants to accomplish. he has an incredible ability for being able to look into the future and look around corners. he had dinner with media, taking a gate cras
the transference of that information is not appropriate or because it makes us uncomfortable to me reminds us of much of the world around sex up until quite recently as a reproductive tool to gain pleasure from sex was to make a woman is immoral. we craft entire societies around binding women's ability to operate in the world because sex was not about pleasure. there's a lot in this space and i want to applaud you. i also want to say someone asked a question about appropriate drug use. if we want to save lives like we want young people to use condoms properly, thank you very much. >> this event was part of the saw h annual harlem book fair. visit >> next, michael levi argues that instead of viewing our energy future as a fight between clean, renewable energy and traditional fuel sources, americans should figure out a way to develop both and use the rising prices of the latter as a funding source for the former. he spoke at an event hosted by the world affairs council of houston. this is about an hour. >> okay. a couple of weeks ago i did something that hocked my friends -- shocked my
wikileaks, the catholic church, and dick china -- cheney. >> joining us on booktv is doug casey. who are you? >> i guess i'm best known as an author, but i've made my living as a speculator in the marketplace. that's probably a fair answer. >> what books have you written? >> i wrote a book in 1976 called "international man." it was a guide book to the world last frontier. a personal freedom of financial opportunity. it became the largest selling book in the history of row a couple of years later. i went there during the war, i do what i always do in these places opened up the telephone book and -- there were two publishers at the time, i called them up and got along with one and became a television and media personality for awhile. >> your book in 1979? >> that was "crisis investing." it was subtitled "project and opportunity in the coming great depression" things got nasty, as you may recall in '81, '82 with 50 and 60% interest rates and gold going to over $8 00 and so forth. it didn't turn to a depression, fortunately. this time thirty years after the fact, the economy is much
that the abolitionists used and we were having a conference in the fall. we were writing a book i think in which we were going to try to make public and marshall the kind of religious resources that might prove to be useful in helping to cultivate a mass movement against mass incarceration akin to the kind of mass movement that we had going on 200 years ago against slavery. .. >> thank you. it is a pleasure to be back. ladies and gentlemen, also my lovely wife, a delighted to be here. "mayday" is a form of french for help me. when the aviator's declare an emergency and request help. is it chose this as the title for the book which is a subject of this afternoon's event because our seapower is in trouble. the last official statement of u.s. maritime strategy was published six years ago with the acknowledgement of usc powers traditional role as hater nuclear and conventional deterrence projecting power a and responding to of crisis and a 2007 strategy emphasizes cooperation with other navies in humanitarian missions. these documents help to prevent wars and policy that is inconsistent with the policy of t
delve into the scientific literature and what history has to teach us? what would be the equivalent of some kind of massive destruction caused by the force that we don't understand? and i came upon the idea of mass extinction which are indeed the worst kind of disaster that could ever happen to the planet. and the more i research them, the more i read scientific papers and talk to scientists on a realized that actually one of the characteristics of the mass extinction is that there are survivors. and that is when i began to change haloid understood what this book was going to be about. so let me start by telling you a little bit about the destruction a mass extinction is actually a scientific term of art, which refers to any event where more than 75% of all species on the planet by out, and usually these take about a million years. and so when you look at them they are taking place in geological times. they are not a quick thing that we can see in a human lifetime. and one of the things that links pretty much all of the mass extinctions -- and there have been five of them so far in
even us is even the less than 1% of the population has access to the internet everyone had heard of it. they understood the unit as a set of values, as a concept as an id even before they experienced it as a user or a tool. the understanding was not based on a chinese interpretation but it was not based on autocrats version. they understood in terms of its western value of the free flow of information and civil liberties. what that means to us is your 57% of the world's population living under some kind of an autocracy. what happens when they try to create an autocratic internet? that doesn't correspond with her democratic understanding of what it should be. what does that look like? we don't know the entity that yet. >> to finish on myanmar, burma, this would be a wonderful experiment for all of us to watch. 18 months ago, the generals either for self interested reasons are good public policy reasons, they allowed on cenci to become the future leader of the country, i'm sure she will. they have now taken a lot of press -- press restrictions on. the underlying hidden tensions in the so
. this program is 90 minutes. [applause] >> thank you so much that kind introduction and thank you for joining us today for this discussion with professor geoffrey sax on his important book "to move the world: jfk's quest for peace". i just finished reading it and that recommend it wholeheartedly. this book of history and not of fiction i hope you don't mind if i give away the ending which is-jeffrey sachs concludes this powerful book by demonstrating the parallels between kennedy's quest for peace and our generation's quest for sustainable development and that is why it is fitting we are hosting him here today at the world bank. in his book jeffrey sachs shows president kennedy's 1963 peace speech was a the cold war. some critics dismissed it as lofty rhetoric but jeffrey sachs and kennedy show that rhetoric matters, can help us imagine a new possible, helped change counterproductive views that act as barriers to progress such as the view at the time of kennedy's speech that the united states and the soviet union were on an inescapable pass. the book make a compelling case for the impo
and this is just something for us to meditate about, that the children in el salvador where the war went on forever and will never and really, the children have been left so impoverished that they can no longer eat without having pain in their teeth because what has the war left them with? the war has left them with a toothache forever. this is what war does. it isn't just when you start -- stop shooting people and bombing their houses and destroying everything that somehow they are going to be okay. they are not. so i wanted to start their and also to go on to these two new books. now i have been trying for i guess the last 20 something years to stop writing books. [laughter] and you know, i totally get it that i work for the ancestors and i sometimes will feel very free when i finish something. i remember finishing the color purple 30 years ago and just weeping in enjoy. okay, i am done. i have had that scenario with myself many times thinking i am done. but anyhow, so this book and i'm going to read first from "the cushion in the road" and i wanted to read a little bit about how that came about.
know, we rely basically on physician groups to tell us how many hours it takes to give various services. but there was a washington post or new york times article, i forgot which -- i think it was a washington post -- that showed that for certain specialties the doctor would have had to work over 24 hours a day to equal the number of hours that they had, were charged with. so we've got to get a better handle. and the people who are being disadvantaged under the current system are primary care. and that's what we have to fix. and you're exactly right. if we're going to get the right mix, the right work force mix, then we have to have the right reimburse bement structure. and a lot of that means let's replace the sgr which was not part of the affordable care act. it's a separate issue that we clearly have to deal with. i'm going to ask a question, if i might, jay, and that is -- [inaudible conversations] [laughter] >> those of you that have to sort of figure out in advising people how to enroll in the exchanges, i don't know if you've had a chance yet to take a look at the type of plans t
belated retrieval. randall robinson, thank you for being with us. >> guest: thank you for having me. >> on this week's newsmakers, dana rohrabacher. he's chairman of the foreign affairs subcommittee on europe, eurasia, and emerging threats. we discussed a variety of foreign policy topics, including israeli and israeli palestinian peace talks. these makers is sunday on c-span at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. >> we wrote this about a year and a half ago, it's called 10 letters. it's letters that president obama reads and i went back and found 10 of them who had written to the president. it has been a pretty good read. when that is done, then we go on to act of congress and another guy at "the washington post" and back in the 1970s there was a big difference between then and now it is just that these guys have written. collision 2012 is written and there was a similar writing back in the 2008 campaign. all the guys involved, and that is coming out in august. the other one is through the perilous fight, which is by steve bulger, also someone i used to work with closely. we look back at the s
and i'm essentially quite private, so i never liked the public side of what i used to do at all. and so i am very much a home person. there is no place in the world i want to be more than home. and so, whatever was happening here i think i held it built-in immunity to it. >> host: canton ohio you have been very patient you are on with author and activist randall robinson. >> caller: hello mr. robinson. is great to hear and i'm originally from mississippi and grew up in this south where my parents graduated from school. i dropped out of school but eventually i went back and went to college and moved to ohio and got a job. even the church and some time that people buy your history in america and how we treat one another and even the slavery. i'm a big fan of frederick douglass also. in a piece that he wrote, he writes the real question that all commanding question here is whether american justice and american liberty and american civilization, the american christianity can be made to include and protect all the rights of all american children. as black people we feel not educated by histo
views of things. we got along well. it was a good colleague. >> use still in touch with don rumsfeld and dick cheney? >> dick was over in london. i had the privilege of being the leader with jim baker of the american delegation. when dick showed up there. his wife. there were good friends. so we had a chance to see him. he is amazing to me and he went. i said, you are looking great. three very hard years, our replacement and someone. he is looking great, feeling great. catch up with these people. >> host: what about secretary rumsfeld? >> guest: i don't see a lot of them, but i am in touch with him. he has a new book coming out. i wrote a little blurb for it. it is unknown unknowns and no knowns and that stuff. interesting book. >> host: what was your relationship to margaret thatcher? >> guest: i had a really good relationship with marker. often we argued. she is a pretty fierce argue were. when she does not like something people to say, oh, yes, margaret. we would go at it. the underlying way of thinking about things was similar, so a lot was constructed by the reagan-thatcher rela
and not just right now. and that really has a lot of meaning to us. and we have great sympathy for the fact that this is an enormously complicated process that they're, that they are going through. what we have asked of the fcc commissioners is more traction parent si -- transparency, more engagement. it might be conventional wisdom that if broadcasters want to stop this -- actually, i think it's in our interests to accelerate this to the degree possible while still getting it right. because this has enormous consequence to the nation that there is a dedicated and healthy broadcast band dedicated to broadcasting if we're serious about preserving video on a large scale that is free and that is local. these things are hugely important to people. in the information age, people still care about gathering around their big screens and watching sporting events or getting emergency information or staying up with the news. it comes there broadcasting in a very significant way. so we, we gave up a lott of spectrum -- a lot of spectrum when we went from analog to digital. we're being asked for more. b
schools were now being used to haul them to segregated prison. before the day was over, almost 1000 children were in jail. a day later, another 1000 children joined the march. this time, the authorities resulted -- attacked by police dogs. at last on may 10, 1963, under protection from the federal government and from outraged world opinion, the leaders of birmingham accepted the demands of the freedom marchers. .. with the president to announce plans for the march on washington. in support of the civil rights act. >> june 12th, 1963 as everest was returning home for the naacp meeting member byron shot him in his driveway as he was getting out of his car. evers was killed instantly. ♪ ♪ >> randolph and fellow americans , the national urban league is honored to be a participant in this historic occasion. our presence here reflects not only the civil rights communities increasing the awareness of the urban league, but most important it says and i hope what and clear that while intelligence, maturity and strategy dictates a civil rights agency we use different methods and we are all
u.s. senate. weeknights watched the public policy events and every weekend the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules on our web site and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. .. >> watch these programs and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule visit >> in 1936, five years before they published "let us now praise famous men," james agee and photographer walker evans produced a feature article for "fortune" magazine titled "cotton tenants." it was about three poor families in alabama living through the great depression. the 30,000 word article and accompanying photos were never published by fortune, but "cotton tenants" was discovered decades later in a collection of agee's manuscripts housed at the university of tennessee. during this event hosted by the jimmy carter library and museum, editor john summers leads a panel discussion about the book and the work of james agee and walker evans. >> carter library, presidential library here in atlanta, georgia. i'm thrilled to be mod
] >> about every 40 years someone comes in to try to dominate the afghan scene and control it to use it for its own purposes. there have been periods of afghan history with the rulers of afghanistan have taken advantage of the geographical position of afghanistan to play a neutrality card using stuff favoritism to one global power to play that begins the possibility of leading to the other global power to keep both at day and this is the diplomatic strategy of successful afghan rulers whenever there have been any and the cold war is a notable period both the u.s.s.r. and the united states were interested in those competing to enlarge their influence in the country and somehow because of the counterbalancing of these forces there was a period when afghans were in control of their own destiny and during that period of use of modernization and change that was more rapid and it dramatic then you have seen anywhere in this country. that period ended when the pendulum of trying to swing back and forth started to swing so fast and so far it finally crashed in the country succumbed to the cr
is this dance between using not a sailing of the government's temerity in refugee policy. in my day. but she is making it very painfully clear on the ground where she stands, and she has a fresh ink made. that is the dog tag with your signature on it, she gives it to people in europe who are trying to buy people's freedom. and i wish she had been more public about that but that is irrational, wants her to be a demigod but that doesn't mean i am not disappointed by it. does that make sense? thank you all very much. [applause] >> visit to visit any of the programs use the online. the search bar on the upper left side of the page and click search. you can share anything you see easily by clicking share on the upper left side of the page and selecting the format. booktv streams live online 48 hours every weekend with top nonfiction books and authors. >> lewis lehman is next on booktv. lewis lehman served on president reagan's gold commission and called for a return to the gold standard which he argues will help improve our economy. this is about an hour. >> welcome to the
and mentioneitmentioned the role ofe societies for useful knowledge. and i thought wow, that's something i need to look into. and i did and the reference was to the british institution but as i started to explore the subject i found that the very rich history here in america, and as i get more and more involved, the figure of benjamin fran quinn kept kind of encroaching on my thinking -- benjamin franklin. saga started to look at this movement as i called for useful knowledge through the eyes of franklin and she's his life story to tell the saga, the genesis and development and importance of this new movement, useful knowledge. it's not is a wrote a biography of benjamin franklin. i very deliberately did not. working in library of congress is don't because of the size of the collection. if you go to the catalog or go online and putting benjamin franklin title search is over 1000 volumes. so i figured the market was century with tragedies of biography. instead the society for useful knowledge explores the roots of early american technology and science. these are forces that steadily transformed this cou
it will also be important to see how a young people today come of age and so when you ask us to take a look at the future, i think there's a tremendous number of opportunities, a tremendous number of challenges as well. i think everything you said it plays into shaping that america for the future which will be different than we see today. >> great comment. lisa? >> i have a whole list. [laughter] first full employment would be awesome and 50 years to be about to say that we started somewhere in the 2020's mabey. we worked on this. you know, i just want to also talk about the fact we are in the house of labor and, you know, there's been a long history of pacific islanders in the history in the labour movement and in a union organizing and i feel like there are many, many causes that could be framed so they could get behind whether so it was the strikes in california. there are so many labor leaders but i think that it is a large rate of incarceration and racial profiling and the south asian community very much relates to that. i think the issue with photo id. you've got older african-america
about the protection of civil liberties in the u.s. since 9/11. it's about an hour and 40 minutes. good morning everybody. welcome. it is a tremendous honor to share the stage with bob and anthony who are two of my favorite people and i admire their work enormously. this is a huge topic we have to cover tonight. there are a lot of aspect and it's going to be a challenge to be able to cover some of those. i have warned both bob and anthony that i will be holding them to tight schedules so we can get through it and we will have plenty of time for your questions and we want to have a good discussion following. in your association goes back many years and it's been fruitful starting with the production of this book crisis and the episodes in the growth of american government pity it was first published by oxford university press in 1987 and remained in print ever since. we were very honored to be able to issue the 21st anniversary edition last year and your work has certainly informed a lot of the independence of the program not least of which was you're 16 years as the founding editor of t
the figure that 300,000 people had died of starvation in that province alone. .. help us understand the events of the last 11 years in light of the history that you lay out here. >> the topic of crisis of leviathan is the growth of the government in the united states from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. that growth has many causes and i start up the book by making clear that i'm not offering a new favorite cause explanation for that complex development. it can be related and traced back to a great many changes in the nature of social and economic change during that period and changes in ideology and political changes of various sorts and so forth. but, my own development in that book focused on the fact that the growth of government over that century was not slow and steady. it was instead episodically interrupted by big lurches in this size, scope and power of the government. and at that time i began my work on the book in the late 1970s, most of the economists who were working were basically ignoring that profile. they were attempting to explain the long-term growt
. king again until his holiday rolls around again next year. but i would like for us to pause tonight and think more deeply about the meaning of dr. king's life and his legacy and what it has to teach us about our nation's president. it seems particularly important for us to do that given that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years have passed. 50 years have passed since king's voice soared over the washington monuments declaring his dream, i have a dream. it is a dream deeply wounded in the american dream. and yesterday while i was watching president obama's inaugural address i heard echoes of king's speech. i have a dream. and when i turned off my television set, i spent a few minutes reflecting on the question. are all of us, all of us truly welcome to share in this dream, the same dream that dr. king dreamed? most americans i'm sure can recite portions of dr. kings i have a dream speech. it's an extraordinary and very familiar speech. i have are unaccustomed to hearing clips of his speech played over and over, recycled over and over on the radio
to teach us. what would need the equivalent of some kind of mass destruction caused by a force that we don't understand, and i came upon the idea of mass extinctions which are indeed the worst kind of disaster that could ever happen to the environment. the more that i researched them the more that i read scientific papers and talk to scientists, i realize that actually one of the main characteristics of the mass extinction is the there are always survivors and that was when i really began to change how i understood what this book was going to be about. so let me start by telling you a little bit about the destruction. a mass extinction is actually a scientific term of art which refers to any events where more than 75% of all species on the planet right out and usually these take about a million years. and so when you look at them, that they are taking place in geological time. they are not a quick thing that we can see in a human lifetime. one of the things that links massive extinctions in their and five in the past half a billion years or so is that most of them are caused by climate cha
to be here to let people know, for people to let me know they are praying for us, that they are with us, that they are supporting us, that is what gives us the fuel to keep going. we have that drive because just like trade on -- just like trayvon martin, a am sure you have children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews that you have to care about as well. gary difficult to stomach the fact that trayvon martin wasn't committing any crime, he was on his way home from the store so how many of your teenagers go to the store? that is how close it will hit home. that is my message. don't wait. don't wait until it is at your front door. don't wait until something happens to your child, your niece, your nephew, your grandson or granddaughter or godson. don't wait. this is the time to act, now. this is the time to get involved and don't just say i support the foundation, i support the family, i think they're doing a great job. that is good but it has to be more than that. we have created through the negative energy, negative energy when you are disappointed, negative energy when you have a loss. we
son and his wife are with us here tonight. thank you very much. [applause] i recall reading a quotation by president kennedy that said a nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but the men it honors and the men it remembers. and by that standard, we as a country today very poor job because we don't remember. we didn't know this amazing, remarkable legacy of our country during the most destructive conflict in history. and we paid a horrible price for it in the years that followed, not having monuments officers. in particular, in the aftermath of the looting of the national museum of iraq in baghdad in 2003. this is one of the things that i created the monuments been foundation for the preservation of art to deal with, not only with a legacy of these great deals but put it to you so we can reestablish the united states leadership in the protection of cultural treasures. one of the things we did was interview and modern-day monuments officer, a woman, who served with distinguished, had distinguished service in the army who went to iraq following this disastrous i
. in the next hearing they say we don't like the way you are dealing with 6103. give us everything as fast as you can. 17 lawyers working full time going through documents -- let me tell you something. on the one hand, if you release information about taxpayers, they would be all over you. i'm just saying. you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. the best thing to do is to obey the law, period. mr. mckinney coming to have recommendations mr. werfel talked about losing 8,000 employees, sequestration. how does that affect your recommendations? >> as it relates to identity that? >> yes. [laughter] >> well, obviously they have to draw when they have a problem they have to draw from the existing employee base that affect the other operation. that is the concern and will be a concern of ours also. >> okay. let's see, you have two and a half minutes. >> they did release the information. the inspector general said so for different times and one of them was referred to the justice department for prosecution. the justice department won't prosecute. so they did exactly what -- i want all the
anytime at and get the latest updates throughout the week. follow us on facebook and twitter. >> we were right, in my view, to fully fund the military since 9/11, but what we did was we deprived the state department and the u.s. agency of international development of funds. and there is, as a result, an enormous gap between the size and power of the pentagon and the size and power of the state department. i'll illustrate it with two little examples from bob gates who was an outstanding secretary of defense for president bush and president obama. he gave a brilliant speech a couple years ago, and here are two of nuggets. secretary gates, we have more mill tear personnel one carrier battle group, united states navy, than we have american diplomats all over the world. here's another, if that doesn't convince you. we have more members of the armed forces marching bands of the navy, air force, army, marines -- [laughter] true fact, than american diplomats. >> this weekend on c-span, nicholas burns on the history of u.s. diplomatic efforts in the mideast and his call for a return t
historians in making my books readable. it's no use writing books if people don't read them. that's one of the great things in life. and libraries are full of histories quietly collecting dust as the decades roll by and nobody takes them from the shelves. one should always remember that. >> host: how many books have you sold? >> guest: have i? >> host: how many books have you sold? >> guest: oh, sold, god knows. millions. i don't know. i have no idea. i don't go -- i'm not a writer who is constantly badgering his publishers to get the sales figures. if the figures are poor, you get to know it sooner or later. people tell you, you know? if they're good, well, you get your royalty check. so, so long as the second is healthy and the first doesn't happen, i'm content. >> host: and finally, paul johnson, what are you currently realizing? >> guest: currently reading? >> guest: well, i am reading quite a lot about fdr, franklin roosevelt, because my publishers have suggested that i might like to write a short biography of him. which is a difficult thing to do because he encompassed a remarkab
to influence judges in personal relationships or i use a different way, when people come in front of my commission i take the vantage of the opportunity to ask probing questions which you tend to see some times when you are lawyers, mostly you believe you should be judges because you are entitled to it or you are qualified. that is part of it. i tend to think you want people with a high sense of consciousness. one of us was john steal from chicago who told his story one day and he said he was serving as an appellate court judge and ran across a case, the person was released from jail, the appellate judge, i was so moved by his conviction because i sat on the appellate commission, federal district commission, i saw those type of people who feel so compelled by simple justice that they were led by that more so than believing that they were so qualified by a judge and that is why they should be appointed so we should use the opportunity to make sure those who are going to sit there as judges have a high sense of consciousness about delivering justice, not just the fact that it is time for
writing a project on the war. and at the time i was looking at policy issues at the u.s. army war college, and i thought that it was a worthy project because at the time, because i've interest in contemporary korean issues i thought a book about, and, of course, i thought a book about a history of, beginning with the division in 1945 was, could serve as a way in which we could understand contemporary events. so that's sort of the basic reason. but then as i started to get into like the research for the book, or trying to frame what the book, i wanted to write a book that was sort of about, was political and military history but also wanted to include cultural and social history. and i wanted to include all the participants in the war, china, united states, the two koreas, and the soviet union. and as it became apparent to me that i had to take the war beyond the 19533 because of course the war didn't end in a peace treaty. it ended in an armistice. that sort of is why i decided to do really coming from sort of the contemporary issue and an understanding how we got where we are today by lo
around our necks as a poster board for capitalism. what i like is the famous poster using the motorola cell phone from 1984. because i am under i have an interest in technology and cell phones and such. this is the 40th anniversary it's been a mixed blessing obviously. the motorola brick that he had cost almost $10,000 in $2,013. would cost nearly a thousand dollars to operate, a couple hours stand by coming you couldn't play angry birds or trade the stock or check your e-mail or send a text message or anything else. you had to be gordon gecko to own one. they are expensive. i want to say that there was an 16 candles and it's in a rolls-royce because that's where they were. now you talk to college students, you talk to people who are not gordon gecko, who are not millionaires, and everyone has this in his pocket. there is a lady that owns a coffee shop down the street from my office in new york. she is from bangladesh and she has the same cell phone the president of the united states has to be amazingly the egalitarian outcome. but you can bet, you can bet everything for her kids don't
after 1868, but he's embraced, he's now the great american writer. oh, he's one of us. people forgot his sins, his many, many sins because they were so proud that he had spent time here, and i think probably what was the critical publication that changed it was "roughing it." .. special envoy is that franklin roosevelt, who was immobilized and was unable to travel except in extraordinary circumstances, how she used those ways to sidestep and build a relationship and what position the united states for a policy that he sought to pursue taking america into the second world war. and as michael explained, that changed the course of history as we know in very dramatic ways and in particular the role of america in very dramatic ways. and so the story is a fascinating one of itself. it's told beautifully by michael in a way that takes you into the rooms where the decisions were being made and the conversations were being had that shaped the course of history. but it also has i think important lessons about statecraft, about the way in which presidents of with great difficulty nevertheless can t
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